Industry lobby group, the National Offshore Wind Association, has said Ireland needs to develop 3000 MW of offshore wind if it is to reach its EU energy targets.

Industry lobby group, the National Offshore Wind Association, has said Ireland needs to develop 3000 MW of offshore wind if it is to reach its EU ener(...)

The decision to abandon negotiations on the project, which has featured strongly in the local and European Parliament election campaign, comes before a protest march planned in Dublin tomorrow. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The collapse of a controversial wind export plan has been announced by the Government on the same day that the UN’s top scientific body called (...)

Arklow Bank windfarm. The National Offshore Wind Association, which represents several offshore operators, said there was “no doubt that planning offshore is easier, because there’s nobody living there and we’ve done our environmental impact assessments”.

Offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea now offer the best prospect of exporting electricity to Britain, as the controversial proposals for the midlands (...)